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motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
glamor - compelling charm; ADJ. glamorous
analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
fashion - give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay